Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Potential in life

“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”
― Rumi

How many of us let the suffering and sadness of life ruin our potential? The mean words of others who want us to crawl, the things of life that discourage us, the way we make it so we torture ourselves for not being perfect. How many of us use our wings?

Loving Kindness in actions and meditation is Buddhist but it is true for most religions. Every religion and culture has a way to be kind to others. Everyone has Ideals and dreams, and every one was born with goodness and trust. We all can be great in one way or another. It is what makes us happy that gives us a way to love our life.

The point is that we have to know that we are not meant to crawl because we live our own life. We do not live for others and their opinions. We do not live for our fellow person even as a parent. We live for the moment when we see ourselves how the divine sees us.

Our wings were given to us by the creation of our life. We never lose them but our wonder is lost when we have to live by the opinions of others. We lose our wings when we give up on our life. We lose our wings when we forget that we are loved. We do not give ourselves hugs, nor do we think of our ideals and dreams. We do not think of our own greatness.

The person who works every day for his family and is happy doing it is showing his wings. The person who loves someone and lets them fly by telling them how much they are loved is showing their greatness. Acting with goodness towards others is showing our wings.

We all have a bit of God in us so do not live by expectations of what our life will be but enjoy life. If we live our life for goodness and ideals. It is living up to our wings. Our actions show us if we remember our wings by the way we live our lives.

Monday, May 5, 2014

What might make things a little better?

“By approaching my problems with "What might make things a little better?" rather than "What is the solution?" I avoid setting myself up for certain frustration. My experience has shown me that I am not going to solve anything in one stroke; at best I am only going to chip away at it.”
Hugh Prather, I Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Me

 I have to say this is something that applies with problem solving. Everyone always looks for a solution. How do I solve this? How do I make this end? How do I quit people from doing this to others? It is always the word how that brings about the thought what is the solution. To some problems there are no solutions because we are not in control of how others act.

Other people can be rude, inconsiderate, insecure, liars and thieves. They can also be nice, sweet, kind, helpful and loving. The ones that have to be mean bring us into a certain place of how to stop them. People try to ignore others business just to give them respect. Yet these people have patterns of behavior and we can not solve that behavior of the ones that have to be inconsiderate, liars, and other bad actions.

The other people are blessings that we remember through out our entire life. I had a young girl who knew I felt ill try to get me to laugh. I opened the window and she was hanging from a pole attached to the walkway above my apartment. She was making a silly face and clinging to the window bars. My first thought was "Oh no she will hurt herself and I yelled at her. Don't fall I do not have anything to help you if you get hurt."

She looked so upset and hurt that I could not take it. I said "I'm sorry-I like you and I do not know what I would do if you got hurt. I don't have any bandages or any way to help you." She smiled with a happy grin and said "You like me." I told her that I liked all of the children that played in the yard in front of my place and on the water tower. I just worried about them falling. She listed off everyone's name including the daughter of my friend and said can I tell them that you like them. I had to laugh and said yes because it is true. She had so much fun going around telling everyone that I liked them.

I really felt good when I heard her parents say "Have we ever told our children that we like them?" The husband said I don't think so we always assumed that they knew we liked and loved them. They then told their three daughters that they liked them. The children looked so happy and all of the parents got into the moment.

So the nice sweet kind moments are more valuable than all of the moments that are dealing with the people who act otherwise. Maybe the bad acting people suffered from problems to warp them into weird ways of thoughts and hatefulness to others. Yet all of us have a choice to make things a little better. Sometimes it is standing up for ourselves no matter what others try to make of it. Sometimes it is realizing that people can be mentally ill and to have compassion for them and ignore their bad behavior as much as possible. Yet the line that can not be crossed is when they hurt others or do something really bad.

Other times it is making a memory of a really nice moment and knowing that I had a whole neighborhood tell their children that they loved and liked them. It is something anyone can do and any person that objects is the problem. Everyone remembers those moments in their lives where they felt liked and loved so making a memory of that for children is very important. Everyone needs that moment old or young.

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